Shikes Prescription Sheets

Strauss Library just added 98 newly digitized prescription sheets to our digital repository, Mountain Scholar! The dates for the prescription sheets range from 1821 through 1909.

The prescription sheets were part of the Shikes artifacts donation. You can learn more about the library’s artifacts collection here. Dr. Robert Shikes donated his collection of medical artifacts to the library in 2015. Dr. Shikes collected medical related artifacts for many years and his donation includes thousands of items, which are currently being cataloged.

Included in the collection are archival items, including medical lecture tickets, pamphlets, postcards, and medical advertising. Several of the items are being digitized and added to the CU Anschutz Archives and Special Collections community of Mountain Scholar.

While processing the donation, the staff found this collection of prescription sheets. Our staff member Paul works with artifacts, and found the collection, working with Debra to digitize the items.

We are still processing the Shikes donation, check back as we find more collections and items in the donation, and work to make them available for our patrons!

This was written by Jessica, you can contact jessica.gerber@ucdenver.edu or AskUs with questions.

Braddock Donation Exhibit

Dr. David Braddock Disabilities Studies Collection

There’s a new exhibit in the main entryway of the library! Debra and Jessica put together a new display of some of the titles and images from the recent Braddock donation.

The titles are part of the donation of the Dr. David Braddock Disabilities Studies Collection from The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities.

The donation came to the library last summer, and the collection is being processed by the library staff. Books are added to the library’s collection, with the Braddock bookplate and a blue label.

The archival parts of the collection are also being processed, and digitized for the library’s digital repository, Mountain Scholar. You can see the items currently in the collection here, and check back as we add more!

Please take the brochures featured outside the exhibit for more information, and look forward as we continue to process this new collection about the history of disabilities and disabled persons.

This was written by Jessica, you can contact AskUs with questions.

Trial Access to PolicyMap

Strauss Library will have trial access to PolicyMap (https://hslibraryguides.ucdenver.edu/PolicyMap) from February 1, 2020 through March 2, 2020.

PolicyMap is a “GIS tool for non-GIS experts” for those who need to visualize large amounts of data quickly and easily, often down to the census tract or block group level. The PolicyMap mapping tool is a single point of entry for data related to health, demographics and conditions of the communities you serve. Create maps, tables and reports to understand community needs, write compelling grant applications and locate health resources.

Policymap includes community health related data including: life expectancy, opioid use, as well as insured and uninsured populations. Here is complete list of our Health Data from multiple sources including CDC BRFSS, CDC 500 Cities, HRSA and the USDA.

Is it currently on the A-Z list, and you can follow the link here:

https://hslibraryguides.ucdenver.edu/PolicyMap

This was written by Danielle, you can contact AskUs with questions.

FY20 Library Subscriptions Survey Report

Thanks to all of you who participated in the FY20 Library Subscriptions Survey!  The survey ran from November 21 through December 12, 2019.  Here is our first post about the survey results.  Please watch for more posts addressing specific questions or issues we saw from the survey.

Demographics

There were 630 total responses to the survey.  Responders represented all six Schools and College, campus administration & support units, UCHealth, and others. 

Here is the distribution of survey respondents by their university status:

Subscription Changes

The Strauss Health Sciences Library has an overall collections budget of nearly $3 million.  Less than 1% of the collection budget is spent on one-time purchases while 99% is spent on electronic annual subscriptions. Every year our subscription costs rise approximately 5-7%.  In FY20, the library has a shortfall in our collections budget of $300,000 and needs to make some difficult decisions in cancellations.

Based on pricing, usage, and feedback received from this survey, the library renewed most of the subscriptions listed on the survey.  However, we made the following decisions:

Cancellations:

Resources that received less than 4% of responses rating them “Essential” or “Important” were examined further.  After review, the following subscriptions were cancelled.

American Physical Society journals (3.6% of respondents rated it as essential or important)

Knovel (1.5%of respondents rated it as essential or important)

VisualDx (3.8% of respondents rated it as essential or important)

Package Adjustments:

In 2020, the library switched the American Chemical Society (ACS) journal subscription package to a smaller package, retaining the top 15 most used journals.  All ACS titles remain available via interlibrary loan at no cost to faculty, students and staff.

Please see more information about our collection budget and subscription changes here:

https://library.cuanschutz.edu/library-collections-budget

If you have any questions or comments about this survey and survey results, please contact Yumin Jiang, Head of Collection Management, at: 303-724-2137, yumin.jiang@cuanschutz.edu

FY20 Library Subscriptions Survey

Due to budget constraints and the increasing cost of library resources, the Strauss Health Sciences Library is seeking feedback on the usefulness and importance of selected resources (journal packages, databases, etc.) via a Qualtrics survey:

https://ucdenver.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a8Eo968STbkRMWh

This survey is password protected.  You may find the password in the Nov. 21 Academic Announcements email titled “FY20 Library Subscriptions Survey”, or you can email AskUs (askus@hsl.ucdenver.libanswers.com) to get the password.

This seven-question survey should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Please respond to the survey by Thursday, December 12th.

Questions or comments about this survey or any library resource can be sent to Yumin Jiang, Head of Collection Management. She can be reached at yumin.jiang@cuanschutz.edu or (303) 724-2137.

This was written by Yumin, you can contact AskUs with questions.

ClinicalKey November 2019 Updates

The November update for ClinicalKey is here! Check out the new ebooks that have been added, and the ebooks deleted in the update are also listed below.

Deleted ebooks will no longer be available. If you need to request access to a deleted ebook, you can submit a request here for the title to be purchased, or submit an ILL request here.

eBooks Added

The Art and Science of Facelift Surgery (Niamtu, Joe) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323613460; Package/Collection: Plastic Surgery; New to CK

Atlas of Reconstructive Breast Surgery (Pu, Lee) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323511148; Package/Collection: Plastic Surgery; New to CK

Community Pharmacy (Rutter, Paul) 4th ed; ISBN: 9780702069970; Package/Collection: Flex Only; New edition (replaces 9780702050183)

Current Surgical Therapy (Cameron, Andrew) 13th ed; ISBN: 9780323640596; Package/Collection: Surgery Essentials; New edition (replaces 9780323376914)

Disorders of the Rotator Cuff and Biceps Tendon (Provencher, Matthew) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323287845; Package/Collection: Orthopedics Extended; New to CK

Essential Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Symonds, Ian) 6th ed; ISBN: 9780702076381; Package/Collection: Flex Only; New edition (replaces 9780702030680)

Global Reconstructive Surgery (Chang, James) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323523776; Package/Collection: Plastic Surgery; New to CK

Green’s Skeletal Trauma in Children (Mencio, Gregory) 6th ed; ISBN: 9780323613361; Package/Collection: Orthopedics Extended; New edition (replaces 9780323187732)

Kidney Transplantation: Principles and Practice (Knechtle, Stuart) 8th ed; ISBN: 9780323531863; Package/Collection: Surgery Extended; New edition (replaces 9781455740963)

Musculoskeletal MRI (Major, Nancy) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780323415606; Package/Collection: Radiology Extended; New edition (replaces 9781416055341)

Onco-Nephrology (Finkel, Kevin) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323549455; Package/Collection: Nephrology; New to CK

Peters’ Atlas of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology (Nabarro, Laura) 7th ed; ISBN: 9780702040610; Package/Collection: Infectious Disease; New to CK

Problem Solving in Chest Imaging (Digumarthy, Subba) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323041324; Package/Collection: Radiology Extended; New to CK

Rheumatology Secrets (West, Sterling) 4th ed; ISBN: 9780323641869; Package/Collection: Rheumatology; New edition (replaces 9780323037006)

Workbook of Practical Neonatology (Polin, Richard) 6th ed; ISBN: 9780323624794; Package/Collection: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; New to CK

eBooks Deleted

Arthritis and Arthroplasty: The Hip (Brown, Thomas) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416049739; Package/Collection: Flex Only. Discontinued. Recommended alternatives – Surgery of the Hip; Techniques in Hip Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation Surgery

Cases in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (Gatzoulis, Michael) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780443067129; Package/Collection: Flex Only. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease

High-Yield Imaging: Chest (Muller, Nestor) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416061618; Package/Collection: Radiology Essentials. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Muller’s Imaging of the Chest

Manual of Pediatric Anesthesia (Lerman, Jerrold) 6th ed; ISBN: 9781437709889; Package/Collection: Anesthesiology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children

Osteoporosis in Men: The Effects of Gender on Skeletal Health (Orwoll, Eric) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9780123746023; Package/Collection: Rheumatology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Osteoporosis

Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Series: Minimally-Invasive Facial Rejuvenation (Nahai, Foad) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780702030888; Package/Collection: Plastic Surgery. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation

This was written by Jessica, you can contact AskUs with questions.

Celebrate Open Access Week by Submitting Your Work(s) to Mountain Scholar

In honor of Open Access Week consider submitting your work(s) to Mountain Scholar. Mountain Scholar is the institutional repository of CU Anschutz and the Strauss Health Sciences Library. Learn more about Mountain Scholar on the Strauss Library’s website.

Submitting your work(s) to Mountain Scholar is easy. In five easy steps you can get your work submitted and made available in Mountain Scholar. A variety of resources can be submitted to Mountain Scholar. Here is a list of some items we accept:

  • Data sets
  • Journal articles (including published material, depending on copyright restrictions)
  • Books and book chapters
  • Pre-prints
  • Multimedia including photos, images, and videos
  • Grey literature
  • Teaching materials and Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Technical reports
  • Poster and/or slide presentations
  • Professional activity materials
  • Projects and portfolios
  • Performances
  • Special events materials
  • Conference materials
  • Departmental publications

If you still have questions check out our Mountain Scholar FAQ or contact Danielle Ostendorf (Danielle.2.Ostendorf@cuanschutz.edu).

Open Access Week 2019

Every year, during the month of October, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) organizes the international event Open Access Week. For one week we focus on the importance and need for Open Access scholarship and, as SPARC has said, it provides “an opportunity for open access advocates to engage their communities to teach them about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.”

So, how does the Strauss Health Sciences Library support Open Access?

The Strauss Library supports Open Access in several ways. To start, Open Access is part of the Strauss Library’s Collection Development Policy and we regularly make Open Access content available through our library catalog.  Here are some examples of Open Access journals currently available in our catalog:

In addition to providing access to Open Access, the Strauss Library supports the CU Anschutz campus publishing in Open Access journals. If campus affiliates publish in an Open Access journal, depending on their author rights, they can preserve their article in our institutional repository, Mountain Scholar, as well. Learn more about Mountain Scholar.

How is Open Access relevant to the medical and health sciences field?

Open Access is beneficial to all subjects and fields. Allowing your research to be freely available will generally increase citations, support further advances in the field, and increase representation in the field.
Here are examples of Open Access in the medical and health sciences fields:

  • Open Access Research | Gail Rees
    • 3-minute YouTube video about the impact of Dr. Rees’s open access works
  • Open Source Malaria project
    • According to SPARC, it “invites scientists from around the around to freely share their research on anti-malaria drugs through a transparent, online platform. The hope is to accelerate discovery of new drug candidates to be entered into pre-clinical development. All data and ideas are shared openly. There are no patents.”
  • Open Medicine Foundation
    • According to their mission, OMF supports “collaborative medical research to find effective treatments and diagnostic markers for chronic complex diseases with initial focus on ME/CFS.”

This year’s Open Access Week theme is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”. What does that mean?

Every year Open Access Week has a theme. Last year’s theme was “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.” Nick Shockey, Director of Programs & Engagement at SPARC, explains this year’s theme “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”; “As open becomes the default, all stakeholders must be intentional about designing these new, open systems to ensure that they are inclusive, equitable, and truly serve the needs of a diverse global community.”

Equity can play many roles in Open Access publishing. For example, it can refer to the accessibility of a platform hosting an Open Access journal, or the diversity of the editors, peer-reviewers, and authors of an Open Access journal. Open Access also brings equity to a field when all researchers have the same access to research and data. In contrast, accessing a traditional subscription journal requires a subscription which costs the institution, library, or individual money, if they can afford the journal.

How can I learn more about Open Access?

There are several resources available to learn more about Open Access. Here are a few:

If you have questions that were not answered above, please use the Strauss Library’s AskUs to chat or email with a librarian or reach out to Danielle Ostendorf (Danielle.2.Ostendorf@cuanschutz.edu), Electronic Resources Librarian.

Strauss Library Welcomes Cecelia Vetter!

Strauss Library is happy to announce that Cecelia Vetter, a National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow, will be completing the second year of her fellowship here at Strauss Library as an Education Librarian.

Cecelia spent the last year at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland learning about products and services provided by the National Library of Medicine and working on projects that included analyzing MEDLINE application data, researching computational reproducibility, and providing PubMed instruction.

Having begun her fellowship year at Strauss Library in September, Cecelia is excited to jump right into library instruction and reference.

Cecelia is from St. Louis, Missouri and received her Masters in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2018. Outside of work Cecelia enjoys playing cello in a community orchestra, spending time outside, and caring for her two guinea pigs, Ben and Jerry.

This was written by Cecelia, you can contact AskUs with questions.

Fitzsimons Army Base Photographs in Mountain Scholar

Strauss library just added the Fitzsimons Army Base Photographs to our digital repository, Mountain Scholar.

This is a collection of photographs taken of the Anschutz Medical Campus prior to the University of Colorado moving here. The photos show the campus when it was the Fitzsimons Army Base.

U.S. Army General Hospital No. 21 opened in 1918 during World War I to treat soldiers with tuberculosis. In 1941, a new building named Fitzsimons General Hospital was later renamed Fitzsimons Army Hospital and then was deactivated in 1996 and officially closed in 1999. Today the hospital is known as the Fitzsimons Building (or Building 500) on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

You can see the digitized images in Mountain Scholar. The images are originally slides, that have been digitized by the staff here at Strauss Library!

Please enjoy the collection, and contact the library if you have any questions.

This was written by Debra and Jessica, you can contact AskUs with questions.

New PsychiatryOnline eBooks Update

The eBooks collection Psychiatry Online has been updated! Please check out the new eBooks that have been added to the collection.

This was written by Jessica, you can contact AskUs with questions.

Introducing LibKey Nomad

LibKey Nomad, created by Third Iron (creators of BrowZine), is a Chrome browser extension that provides instant links to full text articles subscribed to by the Strauss Health Sciences Library as well as open access articles.

Get LibKey Nomad

After adding the extension to Chrome be sure to select our institution:

After the extension has been added and you’ve selected our institution you’ll begin seeing “Download PDF” buttons when looking at article abstracts:

If you encounter any issues please submit a help case and library staff will assist.

This was written by Danielle, you can contact AskUs with questions.

Tuberculosis and Consumption Materials Exhibit

The staff at Strauss library have worked to digitize the tuberculosis and consumption materials from Dr. Robert Shikes, and we just finished a new exhibit in the main entryway of the items!

Our staff member Jessica, who works with the digital repository Mountain Scholar, finished digitizing and adding the Tuberculosis and Consumption Materials from the Shikes collection to the repository.

Paul, who works with the medical artifacts at Strauss library, selected items from the Shikes artifacts donation for digitization.

Debra and Jessica worked to create the great exhibit, and there are brochures for people to take outside the exhibit!

Check out the items below, and come see the display in the main entryway!

This was written by Jessica, you can contact jessica.gerber@cuanschutz.edu or AskUs with questions.

New DynaMed Platform

DynaMed redesigned its platform!
See what’s new with DynaMed and update saved links and bookmarks: https://hslibraryguides.ucdenver.edu/DynaMed

EBSCO described DynaMed as “a clinician-focused tool designed to facilitate efficient and evidence-based patient care. Rigorous and daily review of medical literature by our physician and specialist staff ensures that timely and objective analysis, synthesis and guidance are at our users’ fingertips.”

If you are unfamiliar with DynaMed, view the introductory video.

If you need further assistance with DynaMed view EBSCO’s training sessions or contact a librarian at the Strauss Health Sciences Library.

This was written by Danielle, you can contact AskUs with questions.

ClinicalKey July 2019 Updates

The July update for ClinicalKey is here! Check out the new ebooks that have been added, and the ebooks deleted in the update are also listed below.

Deleted ebooks will no longer be available. If you need to request access to a deleted ebook, you can submit a request here for the title to be purchased, or submit an ILL request here.

eBooks Added

Essential Orthopaedics (Miller, Mark) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9780323567053; Package/Collection: Family Medicine; New edition (replaces 9781416054733

Essentials of Radiology (Mettler, Fred) 4th ed; ISBN: 9780323508872; Package/Collection: Radiology Essentials; New edition (replaces 9781455742257)

Fanaroff and Martin’s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (Martin, Richard) 11th ed; ISBN: 9780323567114; Package/Collection: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; New edition (replaces 9781455756179)

Fenichel’s Clinical Pediatric Neurology (Piña-Garza, J. Eric) 8th ed; ISBN: 9780323485289; Package/Collection: Neurology; New edition (replaces 9781455723768)

Holcomb and Ashcraft’s Pediatric Surgery (Holcomb, George) 7th ed; ISBN: 9780323549400; Package/Collection: Surgery Extended; New edition (replaces 9781455743339, Ashcraft’s Pediatric Surgery)

Vascular Medicine: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease (Creager, Mark) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780323636001; Package/Collection: Cardiovascular Disease Extended; New edition (replaces 9781437729306)

All-in-One Nursing Care Planning Resource (Swearingen, Pamela) 5th ed; ISBN: 9780323532006; Package/Collection: Base; New to CKN

Bioethics: A Nursing Perspective (Johnstone, Megan-Jane) 7th ed; ISBN: 9780729543224; Package/Collection: Base; New edition (replaces 9780729542159)

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics (Curtis, Kate) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780729542982; Package/Collection: Emergency; New edition (replaces 9780729542050)

This was written by Jessica Gerber, you can contact jessica.gerber@ucdenver.edu or AskUs with questions.